2nd Amendment Defense Rockford IL

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NRA Basic Pistol Shooting:

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from standard positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet; take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination; and receive a course completion certificate.  NRA membership is not required to be a student.  A FOID card is not a requirement to be a student.

What sets us apart from the rest?  An extra step we take is to use laser training pistols in the classroom while teaching shooting fundamentals.  The benefit to the student is instant feedback on how they are performing with sight alignment and sight picture.


Locate a date of interest below then email the address to register.  OR

Registration can completed through the NRA website. http://www.nrainstructors.org/search.aspx 

Select "NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course" with a 10 mile radius from 61107.  

Make sure the location is 2nd Amendment Defense and the chief instructor is Brian Konopa.


Future Class Dates:

    Next class: 

April 16(Saturday) 8 hours (class starts at 8:00 AM)

Key Benefits       

Covers firearm safety
Covers cleaning, loading and unloading of a pistol
Learn the basic principles of marksmanship and sight alignment for improving accuracy
Learn safety and etiquette for attending a shooting range
Successful completion of this class DOES count toward IL CCW eligibility
By the end of class each student will have loaded and shot a single-action revolver, a double-action revolver, and a semi-automatic pistol
Our students will receive $25 discount toward Concealed Carry training at our facility

Class Format

Classroom instruction is offered on-site as either one-day or two-day classes with the range portion held at a facility nearby or offered off-site at a classroom and range of your choosing.  We limit class to 10-12 students when hosting at our location.  This ensures students are able to remain engaged in the training and allows for individualized shooting instruction.

Option 1
One-day class held at our location and nearby gun range.  Typically either a Saturday or Sunday with class starting in the morning and finishing in the early evening.  Course fee is $125 for first student and $100 for each additional student you are paying for.
Option 2
Two-day class held at our location and nearby gun range.  Typically a weekday class held over two consecutive evenings.  Course fee is $125 for first student and $100 for each additional student you are paying for.
Option 3
One-day class held at your location and range in close proximity to you.  Ideal for groups between 4 and 10 students where organizing party takes responsibility for participant sign-up.  Course fee is dependent on travel distance, facility equipment, and other factors.
Please email us to register for a class.  Include name, address, phone number, and email address of each student you represent.  Also list the dates you are interested in taking the class.  If you don't see a class below that fits your schedule, let us know what your scheduling needs are.
Email for more information: training@2ndinc.com


4304 Maray Dr, Rockford, IL 61107
General Information: info@2ndinc.com
Training: training@2ndinc.com


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Last modified: March 15, 2016